How Hybrid IT Strategies Leverage Colocation and Cloud Together

Jul 14, 2020 | Colocation, Data Centers, Managed Services

Cloud computing is a mainstay of digital business, and with the public cloud market generating a forecasted worldwide revenue of more than $500 billion by 2025, it’s clear that enterprises across all verticals are utilizing cloud-based capabilities for added agility, scalability and efficiency. The path to the cloud and the way in which businesses integrate it into their IT frameworks, however, can look different depending on the individual use case and the goals they’re trying to meet.

As cloud usage across the globe becomes nearly ubiquitous, hybrid solutions have become a common approach to getting the best of a range of cloud options. A hybrid cloud environment means that a business is using services, storage or computing resources across a mix of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises infrastructure. Hybrid strategies have become popular for a number of reasons, including their ability to ensure enterprises can cater to the individual needs of different workloads and data sets. For instance, highly sensitive data can be kept more securely in a private or on-premises environment while workloads that require highly dynamic computing resources or increased performance can be entrusted to the public cloud.

The need to increase speed, efficiency, security, consistency, and agility are at the core of any business’s digital transformation initiatives. At the core of a successful hybrid IT strategy, however, should be a trusted data center and an ideal data center partner.

How a hybrid colocation data center infrastructure operates:

Colocation data centers are key to cloud computing and hybrid cloud success because they easily answer a number of questions that come with the deployment process. These include, “how will our teams deal with the additional complexity and resources needed to manage this cloud framework,” “how do I implement disaster recovery within this framework,” and “how do I ensure I have a secure environment for my IT?” Furthermore, colocation offers better protection from downtime, which is a costly and disruptive event in this digital era when business reputation and revenue can be damaged in mere seconds.

While these advantages are critical for ensuring cloud computing is as functional and successful as possible, not every data center provider delivers the same solutions or level of service excellence. As a result, choosing the right partner is one of the most important decisions an enterprise can make in its quest for cloud capabilities.

Data Foundry’s cloud adoption process explained:

The cloud adoption process is complex enough. That’s why Data Foundry simplifies the colocation partner process by delivering data center solutions that check all the boxes and are backed by high-touch service. Our Houston 2 Data Center offers eight layers of security including man traps, biometric scanners, gated entry, security booths with dedicated in-person security, and more. Our data centers offer highly redundant infrastructure and connectivity for 100-percent uptime.

We also offer custom disaster recovery deployments to ensure enterprises get business continuity they can rely on, all while limiting capital costs by entrusting their IT to the experts. All of this is supported by trusted partnership and a thorough understanding of our customers’ IT infrastructure and growth objectives.

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